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Message Monday - It's summer. Come on over. Driver sober.


6-7 summer come on overThe days are getting longer and temperatures are heating up. It’s the perfect time to hang in the backyard or on the patio or porch with friends and family.

Whether you have a planned event and invited guests to your space or if an impromptu party just pops up, if drinking or other substances that can impair are involved, make sure your friends and family make it home safely after the festivities are over.


Here are three things you can do to care for your guests.

  1. Designate a sober driver for your guests.
  2. Call a rideshare service for your guests.
  3. Offer to let your guests crash at your house instead of driving home.

So far in 2021, there have been 117 deaths in traffic crashes. That is an increase of 14 since last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at

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Iowa highway in the evening